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Piano Dialogues: Anthony de Mare – LIAISONS

Saturday | March 26 2022 | 7:30 pm

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LIAISONS: Reimagining Sondheim From the Piano

“To hear composers take my work and take it seriously… it’s a thrill.”
– Stephen Sondheim


Conceived by acclaimed concert pianist Anthony de Mare, LIAISONS is a landmark commissioning and concert project that brings together today’s leading classical, jazz, theater, film and indie composers to re-imagine Stephen Sondheim’s songs as solo piano pieces. This remarkable compendium of new music breaks open the boundaries between musical theater and concert music while making the case for Sondheim as one of today’s most influential composers.

Conrad Tao will join Mr. de Mare for the premiere of his two-piano work Move On, as well as a reprise of Steve Reich's Finishing the Hat – Two Pianos.

JEFF BEAL  –  Not A Day Goes By (2019)  PREMIERE
(Merrily We Roll Along)

STEPHEN HOUGH  –  Pretty Lady: gymnopédie (2019)  PREMIERE
(Pacific Overtures)

MARK BENNETT  –  Everybody Says Don’t (2019)  PREMIERE
(Anyone Can Whistle)

PAOLA PRESTINI  –  Always (2019)  PREMIERE
(after “I Wish I Could Forget You” – Passion)

MARC SCHUBRING  –  Rhapsody in Red (2019)  PREMIERE
(after “Goodbye for Now” from Reds)

ETHAN IVERSON  –  Send in the Clowns (2011)
(A Little Night Music)

CHRISTOPHER CERRONE  –  Kiss Me (2019)  PREMIERE
(Sweeney Todd)

FREDERIC REWSKI  –  I’m Still Here (2012)
(Follies)

CONRAD TAO  –  Move On (2019)  PREMIERE
(Sunday in the Park with George)

STEVE REICH  –  Finishing the Hat –Two Pianos (2010)
(Sunday in the Park with George)
(with Conrad Tao, piano)

DAVID RAKOWSKI  –  The Ladies Who Lunch (2010)
(Company)

KEVIN PUTS  –  Being Alive (2019) PREMIERE
(Company)

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